Join us in our Safe-Space
You can call, text or WhatsApp our Access Team. The number is 07539 196 313. You can also send a BBM message using PIN 7AA126B2, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The number is not to be used for general enquiries. Details of our enquiries number can be found in the footer of every page on this website.
Joining the parade
If you want to join the access safe space for the Parade, please arrive by 12:15pm. The access assembly point is on Riding House Street. Our volunteers will be there from 10:30am to meet you, and take you to the area where the access safe space will set off from. They will answer any questions you may have about the rest of your day. There will be an accessible toilet in the area.
Our Safe Space
Everyone is welcome in the Parade Safe-space whatever your disability or additional support needs. Located near the front in a quieter section of the parade, we are also service animal friendly. You need to aim to arrive at the Access Assembly Area no later than 12.30pm, as the parade starts promptly at 1pm, and organisers need time to move the Safe Space from the assembly area into the parade. There are wheelchair accessible toilets in the Safe-space Assembly Area.
You are welcome to bring anything with you, but our volunteers cannot help you carry any banners, and we do not allow whistles etc. in the Safe Space as service animals are present. Our volunteers control the Safe Space and are there to answer any questions you may have. Once the parade has started, unless in a medical emergency, it is not normally possible to leave the parade. However, we do have a shuttle directly behind that can be used for rest, or as somewhere quiet. The shuttle continues with the Safe Space to Trafalgar Square – again with our volunteers on board. When the parade leaves at 1pm, the Safe Space follows the same route – except the Safe Space and shuttle will leave the parade at Trafalgar Square – just a few minutes before the rest of the parade ends on Whitehall.
The Safe-space then travels the route of the parade; this normally takes around two hours. During that time, whilst you can leave the parade, it is not possible to re-join so if you have plans to meet friends, arrange to do so when the parade has finished.
Trafalgar Square Information
When the parade reaches Trafalgar Square, the Safe-space proceeds to the Viewing Platform in the main square where we have a direct view of the stage, speech to text and BSL interpreters on the screens. We also have a ‘changing places’ mobiloo toilet, a wheelchair charging point, a rest area for service animals and a quiet rest tent if space away from the crowds is needed.